Venezuela and Spain expel ambassadors over EU sanctions

Last week, the Venezuelan government expelled the country’s Spanish ambassador. According to Venezuela’s Foreign Minister, this step was taken as a reaction to EU sanctions against the country (the EU recently imposed targeted measures against 7 Venezuelan officials – see here). President Maduro has previously made reference to “international economic sabotage” being inflicted to Venezuela’s economy, which he states is...

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC is a senior barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. The legal directories say she is the...

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